Burn Burn, v. i. 1. To be of fire; to flame. ``The mount burned with fire.'' --Deut. ix. 15. [1913 Webster]

2. To suffer from, or be scorched by, an excess of heat. [1913 Webster]

Your meat doth burn, quoth I. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To have a condition, quality, appearance, sensation, or emotion, as if on fire or excessively heated; to act or rage with destructive violence; to be in a state of lively emotion or strong desire; as, the face burns; to burn with fever. [1913 Webster]

Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way? --Luke xxiv. 32. [1913 Webster]

The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burned on the water. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Burning with high hope. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

The groan still deepens, and the combat burns. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The parching air Burns frore, and cold performs the effect of fire. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. (Chem.) To combine energetically, with evolution of heat; as, copper burns in chlorine. [1913 Webster]

5. In certain games, to approach near to a concealed object which is sought. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{To burn up}, {To burn down}, to be entirely consumed. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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